What better way to fill the Patrick Vieira void in the midfield!
ARSENE WENGER wants Patrick Vieira to make a shock return to Arsenal.
Vieira, 33, who spent nine years at the club before being sold to Juventus for £13.7million in 2005, is considering an identical offer from Gunners boss Wenger to the one made by bitter North London rivals Spurs.
Both clubs are ready to give the Inter Milan midfielder a one-year contract with big bonuses. (The Sun)
This is fantastic news and I can only hope that the former legend is up for the challenge. He has been flirting with the chance of a move to the Premier League but was probably a bit unnerved to find that only arch-rivals Tottenham made an asserted effort to sign him which left Gunners fans, myself included, praying that Wenger would try to nab him.
Sure he isn’t a long term solution but given that the club have been trying to fill the void left by the big Frenchman since he left four years ago, it seems only fair that he comes back for one last hurrah.
After failing to secure Felipe Melo and Yaya Toure the club still need to find a competent midfielder to play alongside and support Cesc Fabregas and perhaps Vieira can help educate the likes of Denilson and Alex Song until one or both can adeptly fill the role.
Given that Patrick is still getting a decent amount of pitch time at the San Siro and taking into account that he has helped Inter Milan to three successive Serie A titles, it could be that he had more than one season left in the tank but I would totally understand if Wenger offered him a rolling 12 month deal and surely he would be tempted..wouldn’t he?